Green Smoothie Benefits

Find out what the buzz is all about! Looking for a fast and easy way to make dramatic improvements to your health, energy and mental clarity… look no further than the green smoothie. The top reasons to drink up! 1. Natural Weight Loss Green smoothies provide the nutrition, vitamins, minerals, healthy carbohydrates, fiber and low fat whole food that you need to lose weight quickly, safely and effectively. You will crave less junk food, be fuller longer, and naturally turn to healthier snack options! The EASIEST way to Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables! Have a “green-hater” in your house? […] read more

Calcium: Are YOU getting enough?

  FACT: 99% of the body’s calcium supply is found in the bones and teeth where it supports their structure. Calcium is also important for proper muscle function, nerve transmission, and hormonal secretion. DID YOU KNOW? Calcium is found in many foods, not just dairy products! How can you add more calcium to your diet? You can get recommended amounts of calcium by eating a variety of different foods to your meal, including the following: The obvious: Milk and milk alternatives such as yogurt, cheese, and fortified plant-based beverages (such as fortified soy beverage) The not-so-obvious: Most Dark green vegetables […] read more

Chia Seeds

TOP 5 Reasons to ADD CHIA SEEDS to your diet TODAY: Super high in dietary fiber. A whopping 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons, that is one-third of the daily recommended intake of fiber per day, making chia seeds great for digestion. Rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Important for hearth health and brain health. Packed with minerals. Just two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese Contain no gluten or grains! Helps with weight-loss, keeping you fuller, longer. Unlike flaxseeds,  chia seeds do not need to be ground in order […] read more

Good Fats VS. Bad Fats

Give me the skinny on FATS. Still think FAT-FREE is the way to go? We are constantly bombarded with NO-FAT belief system. There is a LOW-FAT option for nearly everything from chips to ice-cream these days. But are we any healthy for it? Regardless of the latest diet fad, we can’t only put the blame on FATS when it comes to trimming our waists. Are there BAD FATS? Answer: DEFINITELY. Bad fats (saturated fats) and even uglier (trans fats) are the culprits at large for weight gain, clogging our arteries and raising our cholesterol. These fats increase the “bad” cholesterol […] read more

WORST ingredients

  Ingredients to always AVOID. Think about these ingredients the next time you are looking at the labels of your foods: Hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated oils A fat manufactured which enabled the creation of margarine, it is commonly used in processed and fast foods. Processed foods, friend foods, shortenings, contain high levels of trans fats, which raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol, contributing to risk of heart disease MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) A flavour enhancer used in many common foods. May stimulate appetite and cause headaches, nausea, and weakness. MSG has been known to affect heart rate and cause difficulty in breathing. High […] read more

good carbs

Cycling season is in full force. And with a wide range of energy drinks, protein bars, gels and supplements, its hard to know what’s what sometimes. The best way to understand what sources of energy our bodies need, is to understand how we get energy from food. The short story: Digestive enzymes in your stomach will convert your food into fuel for you body to function. We begin breaking down proteins into their building blocks, which are called amino acids. We break down carbohydrates into its smallest subunit, glucose. We take large molecules of fat, and break them into fatty […] read more


What is quinoa? Quinoa is actually a seed, which meansquinoa is naturally a gluten-free and cholesterol-free whole grain. FACT: Quinoa provides all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Why we love quinoa: 1. Protein punch. It is PACKED with protein. In fact, it is the only “grain” that’s considered a complete protein! 2. Wheat and gluten-free. Allergy safe! 3. Keeps you fuller longer. Since quinoa has a low glycemic index. It won’t raise your blood sugars after eating. 4. Keeps you regular. PACKED with fiber, quinoa can help protect you from cancers, heart disease and high cholesterol […] read more

ginger: natural medicine

Why we love ginger: Anti-nausea: Amazing effects on relieving morning sickness and motion sickness Clears sinuses Aids in digestion Great Anti-inflammatory: A natural powerful pain killer Helps maintain normal blood circulation Strengthen immunity Adds a healthy bite to foods! Ginger contains chemicals that may reduce nausea and inflammation. Researchers believe the chemicals work primarily in the stomach and intestines, but they may also work in the brain and nervous system to control nausea. FACT: A new study published in the journal Arthritis compared ginger extract to the common drugs betamethasone (cortisone) and ibuprofen for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid […] read more